Canon Australia Manages Sales Success With Informatica Cloud

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- News Facts:
  • Canon Australia, a world-leading imaging brand, is using ahybrid IT integration solution from Informatica for a comprehensiveview of information around its business deals.
  • Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software, today announced that Canon Australia isusing InformaticaCloud and Informatica PowerCenter as part of a hybrid IT solution topower a unified order management system, which has helped increasesales effectiveness and manage sales success with reducedresources.  
  • Canon was previously plagued by fragmented data and inefficientmanual workarounds. The company now uses Informatica Cloud tobi-directionally integrate sales data across SalesforceCRM and Oracle E-Business Suite, automatically consolidatingcustomer, pricing, product, order, stock and all other dataassociated with each business deal.
  • Armed with timely, relevant and holistic data, Canon's sales,operations and finance teams can now:
  • Efficiently manage sales deals and negotiations and track salesorders in Salesforce CRM.
  • Respond more quickly and competitively to sales opportunitiesand customer needs.
  • Leverage comprehensive and accurate reporting/analytics todrive sales performance and business planning.
  • Ensure that no data that can help close a sale is lost oroverlooked.
  •  Informatica has also reduced data-related costs at Canonby:
  • Reducing back office resources and manual data loading betweenSalesforce CRM and Oracle E-Business Suite.
  • Effecting rapid automatic data transformations that increasedata quality and accuracy and reduce rework.
  • Delivering pre-packaged native cloud integration betweenSalesforce CRM and Oracle, coupled with codeless development forfaster time-to-value and time-to-change.
  • Central to Canon's selection of Informatica over other cloudintegration platforms was Informatica's ability to offer aunified cloud data management and hybrid IT solution comprisingInformatica Cloud and Informatica PowerCenter to integrate Canon'scloud-based Salesforce CRM and on-premise Oracle ERPimplementations.
  • Looking ahead, Canon's hybrid IT deployment of Informaticasolutions opens the door to leverage complementary Informaticaintegration capabilities, such as masterdata management, dataquality and data archiving, on a single platform to meet future datamanagement needs in the cloud and on-premise.

Canon Australia is a finalist in the Informatica InnovationAwards in the Megatrend category of Hybrid IT. Winners will beannounced at Informatica World June 4 - 7 in Las Vegas.

Supporting quotes:
  • "Cloud integration is a dream with Informatica Cloud," said DanByrne, business solutions architect, Canon Australia. "Easy toimplement, maintain and modify, Informatica Cloud and InformaticaPowerCenter work together seamlessly to integrate data across ourcloud and on-premise environments, ensuring we have timely accessto the complete data necessary for driving sales success."  
  • "Like Canon Australia, today's innovative enterprises utilize amix of cloud and on-premise IT systems that need to be seamlesslyintegrated to unlock their full potential," said Juan Carlos Soto,senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Data Integration,Informatica. "Informatica makes these hybrid IT environments worktogether by offering a wealth of enterprise-class, yet easy to use,cloud integration capabilities. The result is a fast path tocreating a unified data environment, underpinned by a comprehensiveset of powerful and flexible integration solutions."

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number oneindependent provider of data integrationsoftware.Organizations around the world rely on Informatica for maximizing return on data to drive their topbusiness imperatives. Worldwide, over 5,000 enterprises depend onInformatica to fully leverage their information assets residingon-premise, in the Cloud and acrosssocial networks. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000(1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com.Connect with Informatica at http://www.facebook.com/InformaticaCorporation, http://www.linkedin.com/company/informaticaand http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

About Canon

Canon is the world'sleading imaging brand that actively inspires with imaginative ideasthat enable people to connect, communicate and achieve more thanthey thought possible through imaging solutions for business andconsumers. Canon's Australian R&D company, CiSRA, develops and exportsdigital imaging technologies for use in Canon products worldwide.Canon has ranked among the top-four US patent recipients* for thepast 21 years, and had global revenues of over $US40 billion in2012. Canon Australia also operates Canon FinanceAustralia, which offers one-stop shopping for customers wantingleasing or finance services. For more information, visit www.canon.com.au, www.facebook.com/canonaustralia, www.twitter.com/canonaustralia, www.youtube.com/canonaustralia

* Based on weekly patent counts issued by theUnited States Patent and Trademark Office

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CONTACT: Debbie O'Brien          Corporate Communications          650-385-5735          650-995-6736 (mobile)         dobrien@informatica.com 

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